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Eric Johnsen

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Eric Johnsen

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
2015 AL (W.E. Lay Auto Lab)
1231 Beal
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2133
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Phone: (734) 647-1450

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PhD, California Institute of Technology, 2008
MS, California Institute of Technology, 2002
BS, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2001

Research Interests

Fluid mechanics, with an emphasis on multiphase flow, cavitation and bubble dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, high-speed flow and shock waves, turbulence and mixing, interfacial instabilities, plasmas, and high-performance computing. Applications include biomedical engineering, energy, aeronautics, turbomachinery, naval engineering and high-energy density physics.

Honors and Awards

CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2013

Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research, 2012

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, 2010

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford, 2007-2009

Centennial Prize, Mechanical Engineering, Caltech, 2008

In the News...

2017 - Okwudire and Johnsen receive ME Department Achievement Awards

2015 - ME student's research featured on cover of the Journal of Applied Physics

2015 - Two of Johnsen's students win Student Paper Awards


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